November 14, 2012

Shannon Hullum, Brooke Alverson Named to All-Southland Teams

The Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Volleyball team had two players named to the year end All-Southland Conference teams on Wednesday, with senior Shannon Hullum earning First Team All-Southland honors and junior Brooke Alverson was voted to the second team, while sophomore Brianna Brink was named honorable mention. The honors are voted on the league coaches and sports information directors.

Hullum (Van, Texas) is a right side hitter that finished the final regular season of her career on a high note, helping the team to a school record in wins, and the third seed in the upcoming Southland Conference Tournament.

She led the team in kills (304) this season, and at the end of the regular season was in the top five all-time in matches played (121), sets played (401), kills (854), total blocks (174) and block assists (162). Additionally, she is currently sixth in service aces (64) for an Islanders career. The honor was the first of her Islanders career and caps off a very successful career on the Island.

Alverson (Rhome, Texas) is a middle blocker who is one of the keys to the Islanders defense and a big part of the success the team has enjoyed this season. Despite missing some time during conference play with an injury, Alverson still led the team in block solos (16), block assists (81) and total blocks (97) while also picking up 199 kills and 25 service aces. It is the second honor of Alverson's career after being named honorable mention a year ago.

Brink (Corona, Calif.) was the first honorable mention selection after totaling the second-most kills on the team with 283. It is the first conference honor of her career.

Hullum, Alverson, Brink and the rest of the Islanders team will be back in action in Conway, Ark. on Friday at 1:30 p.m. against Oral Roberts. The Golden Eagles will be the first round opponent in the tournament that is being held on the Central Arkansas campus.

Live stats and video will be available on the league's website at www.Southland.org.

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First Team

 

 

 

Name

School

Class

Hometown

Deveney Wells-Gibson

Sam Houston State

So.

San Antonio, Texas

Jessica Hays

Central Arkansas

Sr.

Friendswood, Texas

Marissa Collins

Central Arkansas

Jr.

Pearland, Texas

Sheina Fernandes

Oral Roberts

Sr.

Porto Alegre, Brazil

Jill Ivy

Stephen F. Austin

So.

Katy, Texas

Kendall Cleveland

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Houston, Texas

Stacey DiFrancesco

Northwestern State

So.

The Woodlands, Texas

Bruna Silva

Oral Roberts

Jr.

Niteroi, Brazil

Shannon Hullum

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Sr.

Van, Texas

Courtney Donald

Southeastern Louisiana

Sr.

Tomball, Texas

Keelie Arneson

Northwestern State

So.

Tomball, Texas

Alicia Dittrich

Central Arkansas

So.

Houston, Texas 

 

 

 

 

Second Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name

School

Class

Hometown

Jennifer Brandt

Nicholls State

Sr.

Wallis, Texas

Tayler Gray

Sam Houston State

Jr.

Huntsville, Texas

Madison Hanlan

Stephen F. Austin

Sr.

Arlington, Texas

Sabrina Burns

Stephen F. Austin

Sr.

McAlester, Okla.

Brooke Alverson

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Jr.

Rhome, Texas

Kim Black

Sam Houston State

Sr.

Huntsville, Texas

Honorable Mention: Brianna Brink, OH, A&M-Corpus Christi; Taylor Hammonds, MB, Central Arkansas; Emily Sweet, S, Northwestern State; Laura Taylor, S, Oral Roberts; Kaylee Hawkins, OH, Sam Houston State; Caiti O'Connell, OH, Northwestern State; Tori Bates, OH, Stephen F. Austin; Megan McMillin, L, Southeastern Louisiana; Sarah Terry, MB, Nicholls State, Courtni Bauer, MB, McNeese State, Courtney Moore, MB, Lamar.

 

 

Coach of the Year: Brenda Gray, Sam Houston State

Player of the Year: Deveney Wells-Gibson, Sam Houston State, So., San Antonio, Texas

Freshman of the Year: Courtney Moore, Lamar, Fr., Houston, Texas

Newcomer of the Year: Courtni Bauer, McNeese State, Jr., Pottsboro, Texas

Libero of the Year: Bruna Silva, Oral Roberts, Jr., Niteroi, Brazil

Setter of the Year: Marissa Collins, Central Arkansas, Jr., Pearland, Texas